Patrick Ewing Net Worth
Patrick Ewing is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas. He is best known for his career as a professional basketball player, who played most of his career on the New York Knicks as a starting center. He also played for the Orlando Magic and the Seattle SuperSonics. Being named the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN, Ewing played center for Georgetown for four years. His passion of basketball also led him to win gold medals for the 1984 and 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball teams. The estimated net worth of Patrick Ewing is $85 million.
Patrick Aloysius Ewing Sr., was born on August 5, 1962, in Kingston, Jamaica. Growing up, he loved to play cricket and soccer, and at the age of 12, he joined his family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he learned how to play basketball, at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Later in life, he prepared for college, by joining the MIT-Wellesley Upward Bound Program. He attended Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C., and while attending he became a United States citizen. As a freshman at Georgetown, in 1981-1982, Ewing became one of the first college players to start and star on the varsity team. Ewing was so popular, that the trend he started with wearing a t-shirt under his jersey, is still followed today. In the 1983-1984 season, he led Georgetown to the Big East championship and a number one seed in the tournament. After this victory, the Hoyas advanced to the Final Four, which was the third time in the school’s history. With this advancement, the Hoyas went on to face Kentucky, a team which had never lost a semifinal game. Georgetown won 53-40 and advanced to the National Championship game. In Ewing’s senior year, Georgetown was ranked number one in the nation and favored to beat unranked Villanova in the title game.
Patrick Ewing’s success in college basketball was so popular, that the NBA wanted him and he was selected as a first overall pick by the New York Knicks. However, his first year was not as easy as many thought it would be, with him sustaining several injuries his first year in the league. During his first year, he averaged 20 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks per game. Although, he was injured his first year, his averages, earned him the title of NBA Rookie of the Year and a premier center in the league. Ewing played with the Knicks for more than 15 years and was named NBA All-Star 11 times during his career. Along with his popularity as a New York Knick, he made it to the All-NBA First Team and Second Team, and was even a member of the original “Dream Team,” in the 1992 Olympic Games. In 2000, Ewing left the Knicks as part of a trade to the Seattle SuperSonics and after a year, he went to play for the Orlando Magic for a year. He announced his retirement after playing a year with the Magic and in 2002, he left the world of professional basketball as a basketball player. However, he took up being an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. On February 28, 2003, Ewing’s jersey, number 33, was retired in a ceremony at Madison Square Garden. He was later inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Patrick Ewing made his name in the sports industry by not just being dedicated basketball player, but also as someone who was passionate about the team he played for. He worked hard to be a well known basketball player and played with some of the best in the world. Over the years, his hard work has earned him awards and acknowledgements, that continue to keep as being one of the most admired players of all time. Some of his awards and acknowledgements include, All-NBA Team, the NBa Rookie of the Year Award, and the NBA All-Rookie Team. He was also acknowledged as a Big East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year as well as a Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year.
Net Worth of Patrick Ewing
Although Patrick Ewing spent a great deal of his time making a name for himself being a top basketball player, he has also made appearances on several movies and television shows. Some of his appearances include, an appearance on the television series, Webster, Spin City, Mad About You, and Herman’s Head. He also appeared in the movies, Space Jam, The Exorcist III, and Senseless. Ewing has even shown his artistic side, by co-writing, In the Paint, a painting how-to-book for children. Patrick Ewing’s net worth is $85 million, and he owes much of his success to his basketball career. He can also pay tribute of his success to his appearances on television and in film.
Patrick Ewing had a very long and extensive professional basketball career and has continued to be an important name in the sports world. From him being a head coach for Georgetown to him pushing his son, Patrick Ewing Jr., to be an NBA player, Ewing has continued to show his love and passion for basketball over the years. His love has even been shown for his college, where he got his start, by his donation of 3.3 million to Georgetown University, for the John R. Thompson Jr., Intercollegiate Athletics Center, which was under construction in 2014. Patrick Ewing will always be known as one of the most loyal and dedicated professional basketball players of all time.